Hassan: A bear that had strayed from the forest into the human territory in Nagavedi village of Arsikere taluk in the district met a tragic end on Thursday morning.
It came looking for food in the early morning hours into a land belonging to Madappa in the village. To its back luck, a live, high-tension power line had snapped and fallen across.
Bears are known for their poor eyesight. The animal tried to bite the cable and got electrocuted. It is said to have died on the spot.
Deputy conservator of forests Ganesh Bhat and other personnel arrived and inspected the mishap. Dr Sudha from J C Pura conducted the post-mortem examination as required under the wildlife laws.
The carcass was interred in the same land.